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Well at least I know where he got his ideas from..

Some things I seen are almost direct copies from this :

http://www.trocadero.com/haruko/items/865130/en1store.html

Many companies have been making noragi's for years dude. Thousands maybe. The fact that hiroki is going back to the original with natural indigo dyeing, hand knotted and stitched, makes it more of a tribute.

Also your second 'fact' is incorrect. Cotton was very expensive in Japan and therefore their jackets were exorbitantly priced. The 'boro' style came because the jackets were so expensive and they wanted them to last.

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glad to know that they're going to release sc jacket damaged again. didnt get the chance to grab em last season ..

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Just tracked down and purchased what FIL Tokyo said is the "only pair" of light brown size 11 grizzly boots in Japan. Thanks Ruco, and sharp service!

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Many companies have been making noragi's for years dude. Thousands maybe. The fact that hiroki is going back to the original with natural indigo dyeing, hand knotted and stitched, makes it more of a tribute.

Also your second 'fact' is incorrect. Cotton was very expensive in Japan and therefore their jackets were exorbitantly priced. The 'boro' style came because the jackets were so expensive and they wanted them to last.

I'll quote a couple of paragraphs from the book for you...

"Only a few decades ago,Tohoku "snow country" -and especially Aomori `prefecture was synomous to most Japanese with dire poverty."

"Thus everything from baby diapers to work clothes to futon bedding for the long winter nights was sewn from stiff scratchy hemp cloth"

"Just as consummate "outsider art"schocked contemporary art professionals,the beauty and compositional skills of these boro creations made by impoverished country folk pose fundamental questions to fashion and design circles everywhere..."

I love Visvim and have been for many years but what saddens me in the last couple of years is the lack of communication on Hiroki's part why does the things he does.

A second hand Visvim shop, Boro style, african beads, and a real life tee pee in the showroom but nowhere is the story of Visvim found

Is it pure money making on aesthetics as quoted above or is he providing people in africa and japan with a good honest wage and selling their craft to a larger audience,hence the higher price

I have traveled the globe and always looked for specific thing the locals make and I found top stuff there but nowhere as expensive as Visvim

And as they keep making their stuff in China the perception of Vis making money of the tribes instead of cooperating with them look against them..

But again that is my perception, not looking to grow all third world aid on Vis as it is still a business looking to make money in things they love. They could be sponsoring tribes for their cooperation but they don't show that to the public..

But the story you were told isn't the one I have been reading up to

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what i think, vis is heading towards where comme is now, so i makes sense if they are increasing their prices to fit the target market

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when i die i wish an exclusive white cardboard coffin from my folks with a white tab with my signature on it.

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i'm sorry the americana decks just look wierd with that sole

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Those are all pretty much kinda busted looking.

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i agree, i didn't want to be the one to say it, so i chose more "diplomatic" words, ha

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Just tracked down and purchased what FIL Tokyo said is the "only pair" of light brown size 11 grizzly boots in Japan. Thanks Ruco, and sharp service!

Hope to god that's not the case, i'm in Japan under 2 weeks and was after a pair….hoping I get mad lucky and find a size 12 or 11 somewhere. On a side note i'll be visiting every FIL store on my trip.

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^ you should make a f.i.l visits journal if you're gonna visit all, i've always wanted to see someone do that, compare and look all f.i.l's side by side

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interest check: brand new Lhamo 1 wash sz4 - PM if interested

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sanjuro kimono comes in indigo, lt indigo, and beige. lhamo shirt comes in indigo, lt indigo, and lt brown. lhamo shirt 51k yen, sanjuro 93k yen. looks like both are releasing this saturday. hopefully there will be no more questions?

where can you see the prices?

im trying to determine how much cash im going to blow for this season.

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if you track down any 12s, please report back!

Hope to god that's not the case, i'm in Japan under 2 weeks and was after a pair….hoping I get mad lucky and find a size 12 or 11 somewhere. On a side note i'll be visiting every FIL store on my trip.

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^^ not gonna happen. They apparently didn't make any, according to Tokyo FIL when Ruco called them.

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Make that no 12's in mainland Japan, outside countries I'm not sure.

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ill just drop it like its hawt

V10007533 GRIZZLY BOOTS MID-FOLK *FIL EXCLUSIVE

0112101001007 LOGAN DECK LO

0112101001008 JAIPUR HI DENIM

0112102002001 VANGUARD BOOTS-FOLK

0112102002006 WABANAKI BOOTS-FOLK *FIL EXCLUSIVE

0112102002011 PATRICIAN WT-FOLK *FIL EXCLUSIVE

0112103003006 BANDANA-DOTS

0112103003009 ACHILLES SOCKS (HAND KNIT)

0112103003010 ACHILLES SOX MID

0112103003014 EPOCH STOLE (DOTS)

0112103003021 TAJ SCARF

0112103003024 CANVAS WALLET

0112103003025 CANVAS WALLET (L)

0112103003026 CANVAS BI-FOLD

0112103003028 HOMER TOTE CANVAS (L)

0112103003056 RESERVATION BELT

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0112105005002 SOCIAL SCULPTURE 03 UNWASHED

0112105005003 SOCIAL SCULPTURE 04 UNWASHED

0112105005004 SOCIAL SCULPTURE 05 UNWASHED

0112105005006 SOCIAL SCULPTURE 08 UNWASHED

0112105006002 SOCIAL SCULPTURE 101 JKT ONE WASH

0112105007005 SS FOUR CORNERS SHIRT ONE WASH

0112105007012 SS LHAMO SHIRT (LUXSIC) ONE WASH

0112105008011 SLIM CHINO

0112105008012 CHINO PANTS

0112105010065 CURTA TEE S/S

0112105010067 CURTA WAFFLE CREW L/S

0112105010068 CURTA WAFFLE HENLEY L/S

0112105010069 JULES HOODIE P.O.

0112105010070 JULES HOODIE F.Z.

0112105010077 BLANKET BORDER CREW S/S

0112105010078 BLANKET BORDER CREW L/S

0112105010079 BLANKET BORDER HOODIE P.O.

0112105010080 BLANKET BORDER HOODIE F.Z.

0112105011001 BEUYS B.D. SHIRT L/S (SEA ISLAND)

0112105011003 SHIGATSE SHIRT L/S (LUXSIC)

0112105011004 ALBACORE FLORA L/S (GIZA)

0112105011012 BLACK ELK FLANNEL L/S (GIZA)

0112105012003 SELMER V-NECK L/S

0112105013001 PFD JKT 2.5L GORE-TEX

0112105013008 NOMAD JKT 2.5L GORE-TEX

0112105013015 SANJURO KIMONO (LUXSIC/LINEN)

0112105013019 YOJIMBO CLOAK (WINDSTOPPER)

0112105013032 K2 PARKA

0112105014014 NOVALIS BLOUSON IT

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Posted · Hidden by Landmacht, February 4, 2012 - No reason given
Hidden by Landmacht, February 4, 2012 - No reason given

starts february 4th btw.

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Shoes are a pass for me, Russel moc boot and a pair of Alden indys with a vibram sole are already in my collection.

Jeans stuff looks a bit ordinairy, bet it feels great though..

I will be on the hunt for one of those sweat those look fantastic.

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you cant pass on those, it is natural genuine pastel colour.

these boots will fullfill your only soft spot left for visvim perfectly.

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except for patricians the other colors look kinda weak id say, but those grizzlys are as sexy as fuck

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baller extraordinaire

anyway, did someone here nab the virgils on yahoo this morning? new and went for 31k. feeling gutted i decided to pass on them last night.

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does albacore shirt run big? i normally wear M on vis but humanbehaviour.com measurement on albacore is a bit weird ..

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